I know, I know... it was just Halloween and it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but I am already looking ahead and crafting to Christmas. I was really excited to jump back into the Silhouette Challenge with these simple and fun chipboard gift tags. November's theme is for $5 and Under Projects with a bonus challenge to use glitter. Getting started early on homemade wrapping solutions seemed like a great place to start.
I was able to accomplish both the price limit and the glitz with these easy jumbo gift tags. I was also able to finally use the double-sided adhesive, I have had in my stash, on a project. I am not sure why I waited so long to try it out. The adhesive was very durable and worked well for the intricate snowflake shape pictured above. I always worry about tearing complicated images, but this stuff was very easy to work with.
Luckily, this project only requires a few supplies:
- Gift Tag outline for the Silhouette or Punch
- Double-Sided Adhesive
- paint brush *helpful but not necessary
- spatula *helpful but not necessary
- Baker's twine
Why jumbo tags? Who says the tag doesn't matter when it is homemade and covered in glitter, right? I wanted these to really pop and make a statement on our gifts this year.
I started by cutting out my chipboard gift tags. Then I selected 4 images from my library that would fit my Christmas theme as well as look darling in glitter. Big, simple outlines work well with the adhesive and the glitter.
Before cutting, I selected the double-sided adhesive paper and adjusted my blade as directed.
Weeding this project was easy, the hardest part was separating off the yellow backing before fixing them to my chipboard tags. I used my Silhouette spatula to help separate the layers.
You can see here that my most complicated design was the Christmas tree since I used 3 different colors of glitter. I started by sticking down the outline first, covering it in glitter, then adding the next piece and another color of glitter, etc.
I used a brush to make sure glitter was covering all the exposed adhesive before I shook off the excess glitter. It did a great job of getting the glitter in an even layer, especially around the edges of the image.
I also created some monochrome tags like this reindeer in gold, a Christmas star in blue and a snowflake in white.
This snowflake photo doesn't quite do the tag justice as the image stands out better offscreen.
And here are all 4 of my finished designs. What do you think?
So, how would you design your own glittery gift tags?
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
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